1 9 5 9 – 1 9 6 0 (USA)
37 x 60 minute episodes
“Got the fever, got the fever . . . gold fever!”
When gold was discovered in the Yukon in the 1890s, thousands of hopeful prospectors headed north for a chance at becoming rich.
The easiest passage to the Yukon was through the small Alaskan port town of Skagway, which quickly exploded into a sprawling boom town, offering almost everything a miner could want – for a price.
Adventurers Silky Harris (Roger Moore) and Reno McKee (Jeff York) arrive in this town looking to make their fortunes. Not mining for gold, but by fleecing the hardy, hard-living miners who pass through the town.
Dorothy Provine co-starred as a beautiful singer called Rocky who ran the local saloon.
The Skagway streets were actually filmed on a Warner Brothers backlot in Burbank, California. The cast dressed in giant snow boots, fur gloves and parkas while the temperature was usually in the eighties.